FORGET COVID - HOW ABOUT ALL VIRUSES?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Bruce Fowler, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

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    There's no "magic bullet"...... no "quick fix" for the current pandemic trotting the globe. Regardless of who is USA's president and the status of other world leaders, the call to arms remains the same. Will there be a "2nd, 3rd, annual wave"?

    My favorite all time school is on the case! Let's hope their research paves the way for not only eradicating Covid, but the 'common cold' & all viruses that have plagued man since the beginning of time.

    http://news.mit.edu/2011/antiviral-0810
     
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  2. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    That would be great. From what we've learned about antibiotics, I guess the dangers would be (1) anti-viral drugs that kill all viruses including the helpful ones, and more significantly (2) people not taking their entire course of anti-viral pills and causing viral superbugs that become resistant to antiviral drugs.

    Sincerely,
    Amateur Virologist (as of 2020)
     
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  3. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if it would work that way as it does with antibiotics.

    In the sense that there are immunities, then there are cures. In Homeopathic medicine the result is curative when the symptoms are correctly diagnosed and treated. Allopathic medicine approaches it altogether differently, often times with "side effects". Homeopaths do not consider "side effects" acceptable, just a continuation of symptoms that need to be further diagnosed to reach an ultimate cure.

    If the MIT process is successful, it may be different than earlier approaches and also achieve the finality that homeopaths strive for. In the comments that follow the article, there are lots of 'hopeful' people that MIT's approach might apply to their particular challenge or malady. This is usually the case, but they have a long ways to go in development, and even then, there is no panacea riding boldly over the horizon.
     
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